You're Invited: Toronto Events with Road Closures May 26-28, 2012

You're Invited: Toronto Events with Road Closures May 26-28, 2012

This weekend brings the following maintenance work and road closures as well as three events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Maintenance work continues on underside of Gardiner Expressway

Work crews from the City’s Transportation Services division are continuing their maintenance work on the underside of the Gardiner Expressway.

A visual inspection of all pedestrian areas beneath the Gardiner Expressway was completed on May 24, 2012.  Areas requiring chipping will be cordoned off and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted where appropriate.

The planned work schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 26 (day)

Chipping operations (two crews):

Lane closures will occur as necessary.

Saturday, May 26 (night)

  • Chipping operations (two crews):

Please note that maintenance work not completed during the day will continue overnight.

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Toronto Taste: Sunday, May 27, 2012

This video presents Toronto Taste which:

  • is Toronto’s premier annual culinary event
  • dedicates all proceeds raised through Toronto Taste to Second Harvest’s direct delivery program, “delivering enough fresh food to provide more than 16,000 meals every day to those who are hungry.
    • Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue program.
    • For the past 26 years, Second Harvest has been picking up donated, excess food, which would otherwise go to waste, and delivering that food to over 200 community agencies in Toronto.
    • Recognized for its efficiency and impact of services, independent research group Charity Intelligence Canada named Second Harvest a Recommended Charity in 2010.”

  •  is Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Royal Ontario Museum: SOLD OUT!
  •  showcasing over 60 of Toronto’s top chefs and 30 beverage purveyors, all coming together to celebrate the love of food and support Second Harvest
  • participation requires the purchase of one ticket which will provide 250 meals to Torontonians in need
    • and this year the event aims to raise enough funds to provide 700,000 meals for Toronto’s hungry.

Toronto Taste’s Road Closures: May 26-28

World Partnership Walk: Sunday, May 27, 2012

This video presents “World Partnership Walk: Water” to show:

  • how the funds raised in Canada through the World Partnership Walk are benefiting impoverished communities in East Africa.

  • Every year thousands of Canadians across the country take part in a World Partnership Walk.
    • “Walk with us in Toronto and take a significant and positive step towards ending global poverty in the developing world.”
  • Get involved by:
    • creating or joining a team
    • registering as a participant
    • sponsoring a participant
    • or joining as a volunteer
    •  Please click here to get started.
      • 100% of funds raised by the World Partnership Walk go directly to fund international development projects – not one cent is spent on administration.
      • Projects are identified and implemented by local communities, targeting areas of greatest need and providing long-term sustainable solutions – like
        • revitalizing a rural economy
        • ensuring clean water and sanitation
        • strengthening community-based organizations
        • educating new generations of girls and women
      • Funds raised by the World Partnership Walk also help AKFC to leverage additional support from major donors like the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
        • This means that the impact of every dollar you raise is multiplied many times over.
  • Since its start almost 30 years ago, the World Partnership Walk has raised:
    • over $70 million for international development programs and initiatives,
      • making it the largest and most successful event of its kind in Canada!
    • in 2011, almost $7 million and drew almost 40,000 people to the World Partnership Walks across 10 cities across the country

Please click here for more info about the World Partnership Walk in Toronto on May 27.

World Partnership Walk Road Closures: May 27

  • A number of partial and full closures will take place affecting King Street and Simcoe Street between 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 to accommodate this event.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays

Pedestrian Sunday Festivals in Kensington Market, Toronto

Join us in celebrating our 9th season of Pedestrian Sundays in 2012!!

Spring – Romance!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

12 to 7p

The streets are yours from 12 Noon – 7 pm

“ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, PERFORMERS wishing to get involved should send a description of what you do, (and a link if you have one) to

  • yvonnebambrick at gmail.com
  • or call Yvonne 416.826.296
  • website problems or questions: admin@civicrm.ca

Want to see Pedestrian Sundays in your neighbourhood?

  • Get in touch with Yvonne to find out how

See you in the streets!”

Please click here for info on how to get to Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays – Road Closures

Parts of the following roads will be closed on Sunday, May 27 from noon to 7:30 p.m. for this event.

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

May 24, 2012

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Three special events this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination.

A more complete list of events and road work is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

Toronto Taste
Queen’s Park will be closed in both directions from Bloor Street to the top end of Queen’s Park Circle from Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m. to Monday, May 28 at 6 a.m. for this event.

World Partnership Walk
• The formation and dispersal area for the walk/parade will be at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
• A number of partial and full closures will take place affecting King Street and Simcoe Street between 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 to accommodate this event.
• University Avenue from Wellington Street to Queen’s Park Circle will be closed in both directions during this time.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday
Parts of Augusta Avenue, Baldwin Street, Kensington Avenue and St. Andrew Street will be closed on Sunday, May 27 from noon to 7:30 p.m. for this event.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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